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Therapeutic and Sensory Garden

Welcome to the Escambia County Therapeutic and Sensory Garden. This garden features design elements that are suited to all gardeners. Special features include raised beds, a seating ledge, concrete pathway, sensory plants, braille signs, and vertical living wall. This project was funded through grant funds from the Escambia County 4-H Foundation and the University of Florida. Thanks also to the wonderful Escambia County employees who were instrumental in the project development.
The area is used for outdoor education, specifically with the Westgate On the Job training program.


Plants were added for color, touch, and taste. Features for sound will be added in the future. The gardens feature blooming annuals, perennials that attract butterflies, herbs, vegetables, and many other plants with interesting textures, fragrance, and names.

The perennial Cat’s Whiskers is grown for interest and its fun name.

The Living Wall –  This version was developed to allow visitors  to experience plants in a vertical display.  The wall is filled with a compost material

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The pizza garden is used in both horticulture and nutrition programming. It will feature vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are healthy choices for supplementing meals.

 

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